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Spending Bonanza Heads to Senate Floor: Podcast
CQ Budget, Episode 73

Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., speaks with reporters last month. The Senate is expected to return this week and begin considering a roughly $857 billion fiscal 2019 spending package. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Speeding Through Spending Bills
CQ Budget, Episode 72

Files are carried out of the House of Representatives in preparation for Memorial Day recess Thursday, May 24, 2018. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Podcast: Senate Set to Surpass House
CQ Budget, Episode 71

The Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Podcast: Wall Funding That Isn’t Coming From Mexico
CQ Budget, Episode 70

Aurelia Lopez and her daughter Antonia overlook construction of border wall prototypes in Tijuana, Mexico. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

House appropriators are set to give President Donald Trump some of the border wall funding he's been seeking, says CQ immigration reporter Dean DeChiaro. He explains what's in the Homeland Security spending bill.

Podcast: New Costs for Veterans Health Slow Spending Bill Progress
CQ Budget, Episode 69

A Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images file photo)

Podcast: How the Summer Spending Stretch Is Shaping Up
CQ Budget, Episode 68

Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., left, and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., talk before a Senate Appropriations Committee markup June 7, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Podcast: Ticking Debt Bomb
CQ Budget, Episode 67

A GPO worker stacks the budget for fiscal 2018. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

BY DAVID LERMAN AND PAUL M. KRAWZAK

The Congressional Budget Office recently issued an alarming report on the nation's debt outlook, which CQ senior budget reporter Paul M. Krawzak says should worry millennials.

Podcast: Unexpected Spending Trips Appropriators
CQ Budget, Episode 66

Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., hopes to pass the first three fiscal 2019 spending bills this week. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Senate hit some speed bumps in its push last week to pass a package of spending bills including how to pay for private health care for veterans, says CQ appropriations reporter Kellie Mejdrich.

 

Podcast: A Flurry of Budget Activity
CQ Budget, Episode 65

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., will bring the first spending package of fiscal 2019 to the Senate floor this week. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

CQ budget and appropriations reporter Jennifer Shutt breaks down the various budget measures Congress will take up this week, including the three-bill spending package and a possible House fiscal 2019 budget resolution to set spending and revenue guidelines for the coming fiscal year.

 

Podcast: Minibus, Rescission Package Go to Senate, But Can They Pass?
CQ Budget, Episode 64

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said of the rescissions package: “It’s going nowhere.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The House moved two big appropriations packages — a bundle of spending bills and a measure to cancel almost $15 billion already allocated — but their future remains uncertain amid Democratic opposition,  says CQ Budget and Appropriations Editor Peter Cohn.